1st World Congress on Manual SICS (Dec 4-6, 2015)

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Dear Doctors,

Cataract surgery is the most common procedure performed in eye departments and forms the backbone of most practices & eye care programs. It has evolved greatly in the past two decades and phacomulsification and manual small incision cataract surgery are today techniques of choice to treat cataract.

The International Society for Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgeons (ISMSICS) is organizing its 8th International event, the 1st World Congress on SICS in Pune, India from 4-6th December 2015. The Comprehensive Cataract Conference (CCC) shall have deliberation on all aspects of cataract surgery from operation theatre preparation & sterilization to patient selection & positioning, surgical technique, postoperative care & refraction. It will have a wide array of live surgical demonstrations of various types of cataract surgery & focus on the entire gamut of cataract management. Nearly 20 faculties from 8 countries have confirmed and we expect more. There would be sessions on concomitant management of cataract & glaucoma, cataract & petrygium and cataract & posterior segment problems (uveitis, vitrectomised eye, diabetic maculopathy, etc).

Pune is a green, historical city with salubrious climate. December is very pleasant, may be a bit chilly. This cultural capital of Maharashtra has numerous hill stations and world heritage sites within few hours driving distance. The Mumbai International airport is just 3 hours away. Please confirm your participation at earliest so we can give you the best facilities in December. Please do contact any of us if you have any queries. There is our website www.ismsics.org and www.poseye.org for further details.

You could also send your registrations & free paper abstracts by post to the ISMSICS office address. There is a competition section with attractive prizes for the free papers & posters. But registration is mandatory for presentation. (Dr. Gogate’s Eye Clinic, 102-Kumar Garima, Tadiwala Road, Pune-411001. Ph : 020-66027227, 26059723, 9am to 6pm). Email: dr.gogate@gmail.com

Dr. Amulya Sahu
President
ISMSICS

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except the congenital convergence insufficiecy and Essential infantile Et (causing a large angle XT & ET respectively)

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